AFTER DAMASCUS (Mark 16:15-18): 25 January 2009 (Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul)
Dear St. Paul,
Today we remember your conversion–that dramatic, life-changing event in your life on the road to Damascus. The account says that you were on your way to arrest Christians when you found yourself suddenly surrounded by a great light. Falling to the ground, you heard the voice of the Lord–and the rest was history. From a zealous Pharisee out to arrest every possible Christian, you turned into an even more zealous missionary determined to make a Christian of every possible person.